Category Archives: Australia

A whole lot of nothing.

It took me 8 weeks, but I came to the conclusion that Australia is rather large (much like the road trains, a tenuous link but I wanted to include that photo). Kazakhstan is big, India is Big, Mongolia is big, … Continue reading

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Stress in Sydney

It seems so long ago and quite irrelevant now but our week in Sydney before moving onto New Zealand still deserves a mention. We arrived back in Sydney a day before Dan and Holly who’d returned to the UK for … Continue reading

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More Familiar Faces…

Any of you recognise these two? I used to work with both of these chaps in Madrid. Michael moved back to Australia about 4 years ago and Antoon, by another coincidence of timing, was visiting from Holland. They were waiting … Continue reading

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The South

Our time in the South was rushed, cramming in a lot into a short space, much like this post in fact. Heading south from the Red Centre we covered many miles of nothingness. This was in fact the most barren … Continue reading

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Australia is Brilliant!

I never thought I’d see my name printed in the same paragraph as Steven Fry’s. I know my writing is improving (although my spelling and grammer isn’t) but this is an honor. 🙂 What am I on about? Just another … Continue reading

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Big rusting lumps of rock

Before taking a good look at a detailed map of Australia I was under the impression that Alice Springs and Uluru (Ayres Rock) were very close to each other. I was surprised to learn that this big rock was actually … Continue reading

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The Henley on Todd Regatta

Leaving Kakadu we figured that we could just about manage the 1300km to Alice Springs in two days if we really pushed it. The reason? To make the Henley on Todd Regatta. It was a mission of a drive and … Continue reading

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The Top End

We entered the Northern Territory shortly after leaving Mt Isa and continued our journey northwards towards what the Aussies call the “top end”. The weather changed by the day getting hotter and hotter until we hit Darwin, where it promptly … Continue reading

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